Summer School at New Market

CC image Adison 04/15/2017 #7 by Justin Higuchi at Flickr
CC image Adison 04/15/2017 #7 by Justin Higuchi at Flickr

“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

– Author Unknown

Course Description (Summer School)

Overview of the yearlong course: capitalcomtech.info/rock

No experience necessary. In this program, you get to check out an electric guitar, bass, or drum set, take it home, plug it into a computer, play, record, and collaborate with other students. In School of Rock you can learn how to play guitar, use a MIDI controller, use a DAW (digital audio workstation – Soundtrap.com), record music, publish music, learn some music history, and even learn a little about music theory with many resources, including HookTheory.com, to compose your own music. Yes! All this in a supportive, collaborative learning environment.

Slideshow Introduction

 Syllabus and Course Resources

Friday Zoom Meeting Link (9AM and 2PM)

‘Rooms’ Concept for Time Management

(Below you see the ‘time slip’ for the ‘rooms’ of the course)

Last Week-ish Daily Schedule and Theme

Student Blogs

Previous Student Blogs Samples

Mr. LeDuc’s Daily Message and Blog Post Outline

August 9-11 – Week 4

August 2-6 – Week 3

July 26-30 – Week 2

July 21-23 – Week 1

(Guitarists) Class Quizlet Final – Due Friday by 5 PM

Class Padlets Room Interest / Feedback

School of Rock YouTube PlayList (All the class video resources are here)

Classroom

Last Class Leadership ‘Big’ Project Meeting Schedule

  • LEADERSHIP: bit.ly/2ZxekGt – Collaborative and Growth projects

Tools

Guitar and Music Theory

Projects

  • To be added soon after summer 2020

Composition Elements

Compose, record, mix, and master a song with these elements by the end of the course:

First Day Schedule

Happiness, Career, and College Preparedness

Building Successful Teams

  • “There are three factors that the science shows lead to better performance, not to mention personal satisfaction: Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose” – Daniel Pink

Set Zoom To Music Mode To Share Composition Work

Safety

Copyright

Portfolio and Being Organized

  • Review Edublogs.org blog account and email Mr. Le Duc your Edublogs address, sleduc@osd.wednet.edu
  • Explore options for an About Me page
  • Review Trusted Systems – use it daily

Pitching and Presenting

Teams

  • Week three production (band) will be in teams of up to 4 with students taking on various creative and production roles

The Power of Project-Based Learning

Screencasts – Assistance in Self-Directed Learning

  • Screencast videos are recorded of many lessons to support learning and are available on the web site for viewing anytime at school or at home

Academic Integrity

Grading

Grade Scale: 4 Point Standards-based Grade Scale

Level Letter Skyward High % Skyward Low % Descriptor
4 A 100.00% 92.50% Advanced. Consistently exceeds proficient level of standard(s).
3.5 A- 92.49% 86.67% Proficient but partial success at advanced level.
B+ 86.66% 80.84%
3 B 80.83% 75.00% Proficient. Consistently (usually) meets standard(s).
2.5 B- 74.99% 66.67% Basic but partial success at proficient level.
C+ 66.66% 58.34%
2 C 58.33% 50.00% Basic. Inconsistently (occasionally) meets standard(s).
REDO

Projects and Points

Scoring Gradebook Summer School 2020

Grade Scoring Table

  20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 3 3.5 3.5 4 4
19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 4
18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 4
C 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 4
O 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 4
M 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2.5 2.5 3 3 3.5 4 4
P 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 4 4
E 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4
T 12 0 0 0 1 1 2 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 4 4
E 11 0 0 1 1 1 2 2.5 3 3 3.5 4
N 10 0 1 1 1 2 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4
C 9 0 1 1 1 2.5 3 3 3.5 4
I 8 1 1 1 2 2.5 3 3.5 4
E 7 1 1 2 2.5 3 3.5 4
S 6 1 1 2 3 3.5 4
5 1 2 2.5 3.5 4
4 1 2 3 4
3 1 3 4
2 2 4
1 4
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
S C O R E

Self Authored Projects

  • Technical and creative media skills are developed through project work, working toward mastery
  • Projects are composed of a plan and a product
  • Students produce projects throughout the course
  • Students present the product on the last day of the course

Skills Development Projects

  • Skills development is embedded into each project with emphasis on 21st Century world of work core skills

Daily Work

  • Students will receive a daily grade for being on task with the daily work. Credit will be reduced for any conduct not contributing to an academic atmosphere. Credit will not be granted if the student is absent, but the points can be made up upon return. Please refer to the online class schedule ad Skyward for missing work and consult with the teacher for make-up work.

Self Evaluation

  • Students will publish blog entry detailing their work for projects
  • Included in the entry will be a paragraph highlighting what was done and learned
  • A screenshot showing an example of the work and progress will be included
  • Sample Student Evaluation

Journal

  • Students will maintain a journal
  • The journal details what was done and learned
  • Sample journal entry

Leadership

  • Students will contribute to the learning community in a meaningful way
  • 21st Century Skills will be demonstrated daily

The Bridge Music Project

Resources

The School of Rock framework is designed with information from numerous industry and professional sources including:

  • Eargle, John (2005). The Microphone Handbook. Focal Press; Second Edition.
  • Goodall, Howard (2006-11-18). How Music Works Series. Channel 4, BBC.
  • Hass, Jeffrey, Gibson, John and Warren, Alicyn (2016-06-29). http://www.indiana.edu/~emusic/ Center for Electronic and Computer Music. Indiana University.
  • Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) Standards, http://www.meiea.org/Journal/Vol.10/Tough-2010-MEIEA-Journal-Vol-10-No-1-p149.pdf
  • Owsinski, Bobby (2013-05-01). The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Second Edition. Course Technology PTR.
  • Owsinski, Bobby (2013-09-30). The Recording Engineer’s Handbook. Course Technology PTR.
  • Plummer, Mary (2014-07-09). Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand. Pearson Education.
  • Powell, John (2010-11-03). How Music Works: The Science & Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond. Little, Brown & Company.
  • Randlette, Peter, (2016-06-29). Instructor of Digital Media, Sound Design, Media Technology. Evergreen State College.
  • Weiss, Matthen, (2014-09-10). The Pro Audio Files http://theproaudiofiles.com/teaching-music-production/

A Few Things For You to Accomplish Before Class

Here is our pre-class to-do list:

  1. Pick up a guitar at New Market between 8 AM and noon at the main office.
  2. Complete the personality card exercise (75 minutes):
  3. Create an account at Edublogs.org.  You will be using your blog to ‘turn in’ student work.
  4. Join our Summer School Group at Soundtrap.com
  5. Join our HookTheory.com online class
  6. Join Remind.com to receive text messages about the class
  7. Test a computer or device to have ready for our 1st class day zoom meeting
    • This all class session Monday at 9 AM will cover the basics of the class and I will answer questions then.  The meeting will last 30 minutes.
    • Meeting Link: https://osd111.zoom.us/j/4298013205,  Meeting ID: 429 801 3205